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This is really strange , when i am not logged in i can see your last few posts armada , and when i log in they disappear .

I watched the first of your videos , and it was FREAKIN FANTASTIC mate .

It really captured the vibe of a bunch of friends rippers , just out having a good time on a beautiful day , the editing was pretty damned good too brother .

I am looking forward to seeing more of your work :)

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then i post something and of some your posts appear but it will not let me plus them , strange .

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This is really strange , when i am not logged in i can see your last few posts armada , and when i log in they disappear .

I watched the first of your videos , and it was FREAKIN FANTASTIC mate .

It really captured the vibe of a bunch of friends rippers , just out having a good time on a beautiful day , the editing was pretty damned good too brother .

I am looking forward to seeing more of your work :)

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then i post something and of some your posts appear but it will not let me plus them , strange .

Right on!

So i'll be going down to the shop tomorrow to get some ski waxing tools, what am I going to need other than the Iron and wax?

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Are you describing the base ?

Good tips guys^

Ya or are you asking for a shop to get it repaired at?

I'm not too familiar with snowboard terminologies, just the edges of the board has a bit of wear and tear on it. Probably the bindings require some adjustments too.

Most reviews I've read online are pretty vague about prices and some reviews are like over 5+ years old.

Just thought maybe some folks here may have some more relevant info.

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Right on!

So i'll be going down to the shop tomorrow to get some ski waxing tools, what am I going to need other than the Iron and wax?

Well, lots of wax, you might as well pick up some for all the temp ranges from +5 to -30. You are going to need it depending on the snow temp(not air temp). Get a good scraper too because it will make or break your wax job.

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I'm not too familiar with snowboard terminologies, just the edges of the board has a bit of wear and tear on it. Probably the bindings require some adjustments too.

Most reviews I've read online are pretty vague about prices and some reviews are like over 5+ years old.

Just thought maybe some folks here may have some more relevant info.

Seems like your edges need sharpening. What I suggest is you take your board to any board shop ask them if your board needs any tune ups. They'll check it out and tell you everything that you'll need to know for free.

If you're in Vancouver then check out Vancouver Ski & Board services, they're dedicated to tune ups for boards and skis. They're on East 2nd in Vancouver or you could just check out all the board shops (Comor, Boardroom, etc..) on West 4th in Vancouver. From what I remember you'll most likely pay $30-$50 for a full tune. filling of major gouges, base grind, bevel and sharpen edges, de-tune, wax and texture brush. I'm using Sports Junkies prices but those prices are fairly universal from when I got my old skis done at North Shore Ski and Board. You'll most likely have to leave your board there for the day and then pick it up the next day.

Trust me, once you get that tune done you'll feel a MAJOR difference in how you ride. It'll feel brand new.

Here's Vancouver Ski & Board Services website: http://www.vanski.ca...ces-tuneups.php

But if you want to do it yourself you can, its fairly easy. I'm gonna do it for the first time for my skis. The only issue is the tools can be a bit pricy but once you have everything you'll never have to worry about paying for a tune.

I think I'll be doing a "clinic" there one day to get a certificate and learn all the tuning tricks.

Thanks Armada!

Anytime. Enjoy the snow, you'll re-find your old passion.

Well, lots of wax, you might as well pick up some for all the temp ranges from +5 to -30. You are going to need it depending on the snow temp(not air temp). Get a good scraper too because it will make or break your wax job.

What about brushes?

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Right on!

So i'll be going down to the shop tomorrow to get some ski waxing tools, what am I going to need other than the Iron and wax?

Like mountain man said a good scraper is handy , one made out of some sort of perspex or plastic is good , never use a metal scraper on boards or ski's .

A good file is handy as well

the best place to get one of these is a hardware store .

feile302720.jpg As for the matter of a brush , ask at the shop you go to if they have a buffer of some sort for sale , i tried tro find an image of one , but could not .

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Like mountain man said a good scraper is handy , one made out of some sort of perspex or plastic is good , never use a metal scraper on boards or ski's .

A good file is handy as well

the best place to get one of these is a hardware store .

feile302720.jpg As for the matter of a brush , ask at the shop you go to if they have a buffer of some sort for sale , i tried tro find an image of one , but could not .

I think I'll hold out on the files until later on in the season.

They suggested I get a Nylon brush (Which I can get at any ordinary store) but they didn't have any at the time, only steel brushes? But what's the difference between a steel brush and a nylon brush, I forgot to ask? Also, do I use it before putting on wax or after?

These are the things I bought:

Kuu Iron Maiden Waxing Iron $49.00

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This Scraper $6.00

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Wintersteiger Ski Vice support $83.00

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I also bought 180g of Yellow Wax (Temp 0 celcius to -6 celcius) since I ski in a warmer climate plus a Swix handy scraper.

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so stoked for the season! 20 days until biggie opens and 11 for silverstar! no dual mountain passes this year though :/

I'm riding my stuff out for another year, then i'll just use it to ride street and whatnot.

I ride with an Elan Prodigy, with K2 Sweater Boots+Bindings. I ride mostly park, but I also love skiing cliffs, pillow lines, powder etc.

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so stoked for the season! 20 days until biggie opens and 11 for silverstar! no dual mountain passes this year though :/

I'm riding my stuff out for another year, then i'll just use it to ride street and whatnot.

I ride with an Elan Prodigy, with K2 Sweater Boots+Bindings. I ride mostly park, but I also love skiing cliffs, pillow lines, powder etc.

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Great brand board and I love the colours of the bindings.

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Great brand board and I love the colours of the bindings.

Thanks, I love them too! 3 seasons old though, starting to get old so I may have to replace stuff next year.. Either that or I'll spoil myself and pick up a set of Oakley Airwaves hahah

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I think I'll hold out on the files until later on in the season.

They suggested I get a Nylon brush (Which I can get at any ordinary store) but they didn't have any at the time, only steel brushes? But what's the difference between a steel brush and a nylon brush, I forgot to ask? Also, do I use it before putting on wax or after?

These are the things I bought:

Kuu Iron Maiden Waxing Iron $49.00

5008-970_NOC02_view1_720x720.jpg

This Scraper $6.00

5013-883_NOC02_view1_720x720.jpg

Wintersteiger Ski Vice support $83.00

5014-957_NOC02_view1_720x720.jpg

I also bought 180g of Yellow Wax (Temp 0 celcius to -6 celcius) since I ski in a warmer climate plus a Swix handy scraper.

The iron and scraper look great , and the ski-vice looks fantastic mate .

I used a base cleaner in the shop , but now i just wipe my ski's clean with a damp rag .

I would never use anything made of steel on my base , the nylon brush is the way to go .

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The iron and scraper look great , and the ski-vice looks fantastic mate .

I used a base cleaner in the shop , but now i just wipe my ski's clean with a damp rag .

I would never use anything made of steel on my base , the nylon brush is the way to go .

Excellent.

Finally I can do everything on my own.

Thanks for the help!

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The brush is used after you have scraped the excess wax off .

And the for the first few runs the snow will strip the remainder off the base , this is good as you do not want a layer of wax on the outside of your base .

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Excellent.

Finally I can do everything on my own.

Thanks for the help!

Glad to help , hope it is not too long before you are smashing a wind lip :)

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Excellent.

Finally I can do everything on my own.

Thanks for the help!

I think its awesome that you are doing it on your own! as for the brush differences, nylon one will help buff out some of the crap you may have accumulated along the way(little rocks and dirt). also it wont damage your base layer because its softer. A steel brush will ruin your base layer, and very unevenly remove the wax, also there is a very high chance that you could get pieces of steel stuck in your ski or board that may hurt your hand or rust out and allow for water to get into your base which will deteriorate the equipment over time.

Also for waxing tips, there are tons of videos out there on the best techniques for them, careful if you wax them the same as one directional skis like the ones for cross country you wont have free glide back and forth.

Once you got it all set up post some pics!

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I think its awesome that you are doing it on your own! as for the brush differences, nylon one will help buff out some of the crap you may have accumulated along the way(little rocks and dirt). also it wont damage your base layer because its softer. A steel brush will ruin your base layer, and very unevenly remove the wax, also there is a very high chance that you could get pieces of steel stuck in your ski or board that may hurt your hand or rust out and allow for water to get into your base which will deteriorate the equipment over time.

Also for waxing tips, there are tons of videos out there on the best techniques for them, careful if you wax them the same as one directional skis like the ones for cross country you wont have free glide back and forth.

Once you got it all set up post some pics!

Awesome thanks!

I will for sure but I took a picture of the setup yesterday just to test it out. I'm gonna buy a nylon brush and then i'll be doing it in the near future just before the mountains open.

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I've always wanted to try out snowboarding for a very long time. Never could (no mountains or resorts where I am) and no one I know ever really showed interest in it. I'm determine to try it out one day though.

How long does it take to get the hang of it and how similar is it to skateboarding? I'm probably not going to be flying through the air doing tricks lol but I love the idea of cruising down a mountain. Can't wait til I can finally hit the bunny slopes haha.

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GOOD NEWS LOCAL RIDERS!!!!

Cypress has announced they will open this WEDNESDAY!!!!!

With last evening's 30 cm snowfall we are working to open as much terrain as possible for Wednesday. We have some wet weather forecast for the rest of today and tomorrow before clearing for Opening Day.

Upper Ricker's (Upper Fork), mid Jasey Jay, and lower Jasey Jay/Panorama received the most Man Made Snow and we expect them to be in excellent condition. We are hauling snow to mid Panorama and Easy Rider and may be able to open depending on the weather over the rest of today and tomorrow.

We plan to have several features open in the "Skate Park" on the Upper Mountain off Eagle Express - should be a good start up Park to get the rust out!

http://cypressmountain.com/

FINALLY! After 6 months I can finally hit the slopes! Its been too long. I might cry.

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Awesome thanks!

I will for sure but I took a picture of the setup yesterday just to test it out. I'm gonna buy a nylon brush and then i'll be doing it in the near future just before the mountains open.

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I see you bought the iron I suggested ;)

Get the nylon fibre brush though - it will help to smooth the base after scrapping the wax. It allows the snow to 'wick' away easier, thus giving you more speed.

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